Antonio Pio Saracino, as an architect and designer, has
presented at the 2011 Venice Biennale and has received many international
awards, among which the 2007 Chicago Museum of Architecture American
Architecture Award. He is also a four-time winner of the Future
Furniture design competition sponsored by Interior Design magazine
of New York and his works are in the permanent collection of the
Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.
Andrea Bianconi lives and works in both Brooklyn and Vincenza,
Italy. His art addresses the concept of isolation which produces,
in his idea, a glorification of ourselves and, at the same time,
causes a desire to escape from the reality to find again a new isolation.
Working with objets trouve, Bianconi is interested in the human
being intended as possessing both a private and social identity
at the same time and as an accumulation of tensions which simultaneously
attract and repulse resulting in various manifestations of compulsive
Borinquen Gallo is an artist and educator who is deeply
committed to providing quality arts education for diverse populations
of youth, adults and seniors. She earned a BFA from the Cooper Union
for The Advancement of Science and Art, an MFA from Hunter College
and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at Teachers College,
Columbia University. Her sculptures function as visual metaphors
that, while avoiding pontificating specific meanings, evoke a multiplicity
of themes including the tension between notions of spirituality
and scientific progress, as well as the commodification of the body,
mass production, consumerism storage and design.
Verdiana Patacchini holds a degree in Enhancement and Conservation
of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Art in Rome, with the
highest honors, and has a degree in Painting from the
Academy of Fine Art in Rome. She has also been a Professor of
Fresco Technique Class and an Assistant Professor of Painting at
the Academy of Fine Arts of "Lorenzo da Viterbo." Her work has been
exhibited by galleries across Italy, is held in the permanent collection
of The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Viareggio, Italy;
and was shown at the Italian pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Among recent honors, Patacchini was the 2nd prizewinner of the 2012
Catel Award (one of Italy's most prestigious competitions) with
her work "La Veronica".
Paolo Pelosini graduated from the Instituto D'Arte of Lucca
in 1964 and from the Accademia D'arte of Florence in 1969, with
a primary focus on painting. Later in 1969, he enrolled in the MFA
program at the University of Minnesota. In 1970, he switched from
painting to Conceptual Art. After teaching for two years at the
Cleveland Institute Of Art, he moved to New York. In 1982, he began
sculpting, cutting found metal objects with an ax. Today he still
uses the same method and materials, in his studios of Spanish Harlem
and Massarosa, Italy. Pelosini has exhibited widely, including the
US, UK and Italy, and has received many international awards, notably
the Gold Medal, "Premio Nazionale Citta Di Imperia", Imperia, Italy;
First Prize, "Premio Di Pittura Studentesco Nazionale", Milan; and,
the Gold Medal, "Premio Di Pittura Giornale D'Italia", Rome.
Alessandro Del Pero is a self-taught painter. He has participated
in many solo as well as group shows nationally and internationally
- New York City, Italy, Spain, Austria, Czech Rep. His most recent
solo shows include "incomodo" at the Spaziarti Milano in Italy and
"Effort" at the Tazza Gallery in Chelsea, New York, and participation
in group shows such as "G8-Kunstart Art Fair" in Bolzano, Italy
and "PANORAMA 4" in Fortezza, Italy.